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  • Adobe Working on Flash -- Still?!


    Adobe has once again announced that they are working on Flash for the iPhone. In the past they have gone back and forth between we are doing it and we can't do it etc. so who knows if they are serious or not this time around.

    At this years On the Beach conference during the Town Hall meeting sessions Paul Betlem, Sr. Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems, answered a direct question by the audience concerning Flash on the iPhone.

    His response was some along the lines of "My team is working on Flash on the iPhone, but it's a closed platform." Hopefully they are really working on this and plan to go back to Apple for approval of whatever they come up with sometime soon.

    True, flash is bloated and can be very annoying, but sometimes it's used in an effective manner. Here's to still waiting . . .

    [via flashmagazine]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adobe Working on Flash -- Still?! started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. solarstar101's Avatar
      solarstar101 -
      thats something to look forward too
    1. Alperovich's Avatar
      Alperovich -
      I'm not going to be holding my breath on this, as i'm not for actual working mms... add copy and paste to that list
    1. my2AWDgst's Avatar
      my2AWDgst -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alperovich View Post
      I'm not going to be holding my breath on this, as i'm not for actual working mms... add copy and paste to that list
      copy and paste would be bad *****
    1. mec0902's Avatar
      mec0902 -
      Flash would be great. ive been using it on winmo for years.
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      Windows Mobile has flash?
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      iPhone Flash (fifth gen)
    1. qgshadow's Avatar
      qgshadow -
      of course windows mobile has flash , every smartphone have flash except the iphone still haha
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      Hmm this article is deja vu no? Note the time difference:
      Adobe Confirms Flash for the iPhone - Apple Forums | ModMyi.com | iPhone, iPod, Mac, OS X, Mods, More
    1. AKA_Ben's Avatar
      AKA_Ben -
      I sure hope it's a Safari plug-in - I'd love to get back into Newgrounds I just don't have the time to sit at my computer all day and watch cartoons (as great as they are).
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sparblaze View Post
      uh did you click the three links in the second sentence of the post/read that sentence?
    1. Sullivan0930's Avatar
      Sullivan0930 -
      hopefully it comes out this year. i want to use youtube.com not this crappy youtube app.
    1. NismoTuner21's Avatar
      NismoTuner21 -
      I'd love to be able to use myspace music
    1. anix11's Avatar
      anix11 -
      i hope adobe doesnt fall out on this like they have been.
      it would be really nice for games and what not.
      not mentioning that our tech teacher would make our projects writing flash programs for his iphone
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      not mentioning that our tech teacher would make our projects writing flash programs for his iphone
      Hehe awesome abuse of power.

      I just hope you dont have to upgrade the hardware to get it. If thats even going to happen
    1. mbaharvard's Avatar
      mbaharvard -
      I cannot even view the Apple ads on my iPhone! I went to the Apple web site to show a friend the old (and new) ads that prompted the Microsoft "I am a PC" ads. But I could not show them to her! Is there something I'm missing - I am on 2.1 firmware?
      This is what I see:
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      It would appear that it wants to view it in quicktime. Ive never tried that, so I wonder....
      I got a popup when I hit play on the player, and it stated it was unplayable due to the format. Is there a quicktime plugin for the phone ?
    1. mbaharvard's Avatar
      mbaharvard -
      Imagine that, though, from Apple - you cannot play their website content on an iPhone - again, unless there is something I am missing! I have fresh 2.1 install, setup as a new iPhone and then jailbroken...
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      Im really suprised they didnt include a quick time player of sorts, or used an iphone friendly stream, i.e. youtube or something. Ill dig into this, surely they didnt miss that.

    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      meh, for me flash would just make webpages load more slowly. I guess for some trying to watch videos/play games/listen to music online it might help, but for each of those things you still have: Youtube app, iPod/thousands of app store games + Cydia games + ZodTTD emulators/iPod, Pandora, Last.fm, etc.
      Dunno, personally I haven't found a single time where I was browsing with my iPhone and I found myself saying 'Damn, if only I could get flash on this thing!'
    1. gizmodiva's Avatar
      gizmodiva -
      most mobile phones do not have very speedy processors, Flash may seriously bog down the iPhone’s performance....